Follow Me Back
An unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson is LIVE!
“This is why I read romance.” –Lauren Rowe, USA Today and Internationally bestselling author
My loves – I am so beyond thrilled to finally get to share Kale and Hope’s story with you in FOLLOW ME BACK! Writing this book was a labor of love, and after everything, I think it might be my favorite book I’ve ever written. It’s super sexy and swoony, sad and sweet, and just filled my heart up so full there is no chance I will ever forget the way these characters made me feel. I hope you fall in love with them the same way I did!
xoxo – Amy
The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Kale Bryant. Arrogant. Gorgeous. Commanding.
This ER doctor is married to his job. His only vice is one-night stands and short-lived flings. He learned a long time ago loving someone isn’t worth the risk.
Harley Hope Masterson. Beautiful. Brave. Sweet.
The owner of a small coffee shop knows what it’s like to struggle. Embroiled in a bitter divorce, she’s threatened with losing everything.
When Kale accepts a new position down the street from Hope’s shop, he begins to question every wall he’s built around his heart.
He wants her in a way he hasn’t wanted anyone.
One touch is fire.
One kiss, and he’s spinning out of control.
But taking her won’t come without consequences.
Hope is in for the fight of her life. One neither of them saw coming.
Now Kale must decide if loving her is worth risking it all.
She will fight with everything she has.
But sometimes even hope needs a hero . . .
4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
Book two of a series that is on heck of a standalone read. Nothing was lost not reading the book previous; sure, the backstory would have been fun to know, and the author added enough breadcrumbs that any reader could jump into Follow Me Back and not feel like they’re missing half the story. The prologue in this book grabbed me from the first sentence. Even now after having finished the book two days ago, I can honestly say I’m sure whose point of view the prologue was written in. So well written was the prologue that it could have represented either Hope or Kale and still been apt.
Both Kale and Hope have traumatic backstories and are fighting to free themselves of the demons in their lives. Both have their coping mechanisms and both use something in their lives to drive them other than love and romance, until they meet and then it’s a long series of event that had me asking “Will they or won’t they?”, at every turn.
“Because maybe I am the fool who loves too easily. The one who sees the best in people. The one who sees what they deserve.”
“…didn’t leave me jaded. He left me knowing exactly what it is I want. And what scares me most is I see so much of what I want in you, and I’m not sure you see the same in me.”
This is a slow burn romance, and boy when the fire ignites it goes off with a bang worthy of Guy Fawkes.
“…Hope. You really think I don’t see that in you? I have no idea how to make sense of this. How to understand what it is you make me feel. What you make me want. But it’s there. Haunting me. Chasing me. Demanding more.”
Both characters have emotional issues to overcome and both are realistic and well handled when it comes to it. Admirably, this author perfectly puts her characters through the emotional ringer. It takes a lot to bring me to tears, but this book had a lump the size of a mango in my throat and me reaching for the tissues.
‘He was going to ruin me. Save me. I didn’t know. The only thing I knew was he held me in the palm of his hands.
To crush or to protect.’
I loved reading the familial relationships both characters had with their friends, more like family than friends. Both took strength and energy from those closest to them. I adored the interactions between Kale and his godchildren; it melted this reader’s heart and left a huge goofy grin on my face. This is an author I hadn’t heard of before I agreed to read Follow Me Back and I’m sure at some point I’ll be diving into the authors back catalogue.
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